(RNS) “Death with dignity” or “legalized suicide”? Gov. Jerry Brown could sign a bill making his the most populous state to allow physician-assisted dying — or veto it.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the Legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church.
The strongest opposition has come from smaller medical groups, disability activists, and Catholic leadership.
(RNS) Right-to-die legislation inspired by patient advocate Brittany Maynard passed a milestone in California Thursday when the state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize physician-assisted dying.